Autism Professionals Conference 2020

Autism and ageing

This half-day course examines what we know about the ageing process and how it may affect autistic people. You’ll learn practical strategies to support people from middle age onward.

About the training

This course was developed based on the findings of the National Autistic Society's Autism in Maturity projects.

This course is designed for people who work with older autistic adults. You’ll need an understanding of autism and experience of working with autistic people.

If you know little about autism, combine this course. We can also deliver this course as part of a one-day package that begins with a morning session on understanding autism. This works well for organisations with limited experience and understanding of supporting autistic people.

Training includes:

  • training materials and information provided for each delegate
  • opportunity to hear autistic perspectives; this may be through films, quotes from autistic people or the inclusion of a speaker by experience
  • signposting to relevant literature and resources.

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